Empire Diversified Energy announces Empire River Rail

Empire Diversified Energy has announced the establishment of Empire River Rail at The Port of West Virginia.  This strategic initiative marks a significant milestone for furthering the development of The Port of West Virginia as a full-service tri-modal facility.

Empire River Rail is moving forward as a shortline railroad at the Port and will strive to be a clean-energy rail system in West Virginia. The shortline railroad is a vital link at the Port by enhancing connectivity and the movement and storage of freight at the terminal. The focus on efficiency and sustainability allows for the deployment of carbon-reducing technologies in the rail industry.

Empire Diversified Energy’s Chief Operating Officer Bernard Brown says, “The decarbonization of ports is a prime goal for the Department of Transportation, and the formation of a shortline railroad at The Port of West Virginia is a step in helping to meet that goal.”

Empire Diversified Energy, Inc (EDE) is a multifaceted holding company with business units in the sustainable energy and logistics sector. Empire Diversified Energy’s primary location in Follansbee, WV where it operates the Port of West of Virginia along with its Eco-Industrial Complex. The facility is geographically located along the Ohio River where it serves the crossroads of the East Coast and Midwest through its trimodal facility. EDE is currently deploying a host of innovative proven technologies serving the pathway to clean energy generation. These business units will serve the transportation, waste, steel, warehousing, and other sectors in an effort to help decarbonize the region.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: January 24, 2024